Morton 2 - 0 Stirling Albion

Tuesday 5th April 2011
[OG] R Forsyth (9)
D O'Brien (36)

Morton rediscover winning feeling

Morton picked up their first win in five matches by despatching of rock bottom 10-man Stirling 2-0 at Cappielow Park.

The home side went in front after nine minutes, Albion`s Ross Forsyth putting through his own net while trying to clear David O`Brien`s cross.

They doubled their lead after 36 minutes, O`Brien receiving a pass from Peter Weatherston before converting from six yards.

Albion goalkeeper Callum Reidford prevented the Ton increasing their lead making impressive second-half saves from Allan Jenkins and Brian Graham.

But hapless Stirling could not make the most of Reidford`s form and their misery was complete six minutes from time when Christopher Aitken, who had only come on as a 76th-minute substitute, was sent off for violent conduct.

OfficialEddie Smith
Attendance980
VenueCappielow Park
KICK OFF
Morton - Stirling Albion
0:15+00:00
Defending Throw in from Carlo Monti
0:42+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jonathan Brown
1:41+00:00
Cross from Grant Evans - Out Of Play
2:12+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
3:27+00:00
Cross from Grant Evans - Clearance
3:29+00:00
Clearance by Scott Robertson
3:42+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
3:50+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Out Of Play
3:54+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
4:21+00:00
Defending Throw in from Grant Evans
4:54+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
5:16+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Derek Lyle using right foot from left byline to far post - Clearance
5:41+00:00
Clearance by Sean Welsh
5:55+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
6:13+00:00
Cross from Michael Mullen - Clearance
6:18+00:00
Clearance by David O'Brien
6:42+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
6:44+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Marc Smyth using right foot from own half - Pass
6:58+00:00
Cross from Derek Lyle - Out Of Play
7:06+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
7:46+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
8:34+00:00
Cross from David O'Brien - Shot
8:57
Morton 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Ross Forsyth
9:34+00:00
Cross Assist taken by David O'Brien from left wing
9:55+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Derek Lyle using right foot from left wing - Cross
10:03+00:00
Catch Save made by Callum Reidford
10:06+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
10:40+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jonathan Brown
11:23+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Shot
11:26+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Derek Lyle using head from centre penalty area - Save
11:36+00:00
Catch Save made by Callum Reidford
11:56+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right channel - Cross
12:15+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Clearance
12:17+00:00
Clearance by Marc Smyth
12:48+00:00
Cross from Graeme Holmes - Clearance
12:50+00:00
Clearance by Sean Welsh
13:25+00:00
Defending Throw in from Grant Evans
13:46+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from own half - Open Play
14:05+00:00
Cross from Michael Doyle - Clearance
14:07+00:00
Clearance by Marc Smyth
15:03+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Clearance
15:05+00:00
Clearance by Jonathan Brown
15:11+00:00
Cross from Michael Tidser - Open Play
16:05+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from left channel - Pass
16:19+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Clearance
16:21+00:00
Clearance by Stuart McCaffrey
16:55+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from left wing - Open Play
17:30+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
18:35+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Fouad Bachirou using right foot from left channel - Pass
18:56+00:00
Cross from Peter Weatherson - Clearance
19:00+00:00
Clearance by Scott Robertson
19:06+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Carlo Monti
19:37+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Carlo Monti
20:33+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from left channel - Shot
21:18+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from left channel - Hit Post
21:26+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left byline to near post - Shot
21:49+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Gordon Smith using head from left penalty area - Over Bar
22:13+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
22:41+00:00
Defending Throw in from Carlo Monti
22:57+00:00
Defending Throw in from Carlo Monti
23:42+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Stuart McCaffrey using right foot from own half - Pass
24:14+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Clearance
24:15+00:00
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
24:40+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Out Of Play
24:51+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
26:14+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
26:57+00:00
Offside: Peter Weatherson
26:58+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford using right foot from own half - Pass
27:37+00:00
Offside: Michael Mullen
27:38+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart using right foot from own half - Pass
28:04+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Clearance
28:06+00:00
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
28:31+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
29:06+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from right channel - Over Bar
29:31+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
30:35+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
31:02+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right wing - Cross
31:16+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Open Play
31:25+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Peter Weatherson
31:39+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
32:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Carlo Monti
32:22+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jonathan Brown
32:44+00:00
Cross from Grant Evans - Open Play
32:52+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
33:35+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from right penalty area - Save
33:43+00:00
Round Post Save made by Colin Stewart
34:00+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right byline to near post - Clearance
34:13+00:00
Clearance by Stuart McCaffrey
34:45+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
35:27+00:00
Cross from Derek Lyle - Open Play
35:50
Morton 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by David O'Brien
35:50+00:00
Normal Shot taken by David O'Brien using right foot from right 6 yard - Goal
36:26+00:00
Pass Assist taken by Peter Weatherson from right 6 yard
36:49+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Save
36:53+00:00
Catch Save made by Callum Reidford
37:21+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
37:38+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Mullen using left foot from right channel - Miss Right
37:54+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
38:02+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Carlo Monti
38:21+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Carlo Monti
38:45+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Carlo Monti
40:22+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
41:18+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Blocked
41:20+00:00
Block taken by Fouad Bachirou
41:23+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ryan Borris
42:12+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Clearance
42:14+00:00
Clearance by Stuart McCaffrey
42:27+00:00
Cross from John Kane - Clearance
42:30+00:00
Clearance by Carlo Monti
42:44+00:00
Cross from Michael Doyle - Clearance
42:46+00:00
Clearance by Grant Evans
43:08+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Derek Lyle using left foot from right channel - Save
43:16+00:00
Tip Over Save made by Callum Reidford
43:21+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from right byline to far post - Open Play
43:43+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
44:07+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Graeme Holmes using left foot from left channel - Blocked
44:16+00:00
Block taken by Sean Welsh
44:19+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
44:29+00:00
Clearance by Scott Robertson
44:34+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
44:46+00:00
Clearance by Paul McHale
HALF TIME
Morton 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
SECOND HALF STARTED
Morton - Stirling Albion
45:12+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jonathan Brown
46:17+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left wing - Cross
46:25
BOOKING: Derek Lyle of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
47:01+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Clearance
47:02+00:00
Clearance by Michael Tidser
47:25+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
47:48+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from right byline to far post - Open Play
48:29+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
48:52+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jonathan Brown
49:39+00:00
Pass Corner taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from left byline to short - Open Play
50:10+00:00
Cross from David O'Brien - Clearance
50:13+00:00
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
50:47+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Sean Welsh using right foot from right channel - Open Play
51:09+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
52:34+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
53:00+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Michael Mullen using left foot from right channel - Miss Left
53:28+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
54:15+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Fouad Bachirou using right foot from right channel - Pass
54:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
55:47+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
56:25+00:00
Offside: David O'Brien
56:26+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford using right foot from own half - Open Play
57:04+00:00
Defending Throw in from Carlo Monti
57:35+00:00
Cross from Michael Doyle - Save
57:41+00:00
Catch Save made by Colin Stewart
57:58+00:00
Offside: Peter Weatherson
57:59+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from own half - Pass
58:27
BOOKING: Graeme Holmes of Morton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:47+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from left channel - Shot
59:07+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from left channel - Hit Wall
59:30+00:00
Cross from Derek Lyle - Clearance
59:36+00:00
Clearance by Scott Robertson
59:40+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from right penalty area - Miss Left
59:55+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
60:13+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Save
60:15+00:00
Catch Save made by Colin Stewart
61:40
Substitution for Morton: Brian Graham on for Peter Weatherson
62:01
Substitution for Morton: Allan Jenkins on for Graeme Holmes
62:36+00:00
Defending Throw in from Carlo Monti
63:40+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Blocked
63:43+00:00
Block taken by Michael Doyle
63:46+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Derek Lyle using right foot from left byline to far post - Out Of Play
64:19+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
64:45+00:00
Defending Throw in from Grant Evans
65:14+00:00
Defending Throw in from Carlo Monti
65:22+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from own half - Open Play
65:55+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
66:30+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Carlo Monti
67:09+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Derek Lyle using right foot from left byline to far post - Out Of Play
67:40+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jonathan Brown
68:12+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left channel - Cross
68:41+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Out Of Play
68:51+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
69:04+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Carlo Monti using left foot from own half - Open Play
69:26+00:00
Attacking Throw in from David O'Brien
69:49+00:00
Cross from Carlo Monti - Out Of Play
69:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jonathan Brown
71:48
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Tom Brighton on for Gordon Smith
72:33
Substitution for Morton: Kevin McKinlay on for Carlo Monti
73:15+00:00
Offside: Jonathan Brown
73:16+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart using right foot from own half - Open Play
73:53+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay using left foot from left channel - Open Play
74:42+00:00
Defending Throw in from Grant Evans
75:53
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Christoper Aitken on for Paul McHale
78:17+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
78:56+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ryan Borris
79:08+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
79:15+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Michael Tidser using left foot from left byline to near post - Shot
79:43+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Brian Graham using left foot from centre penalty area - Save
79:51+00:00
Parry Save made by Callum Reidford
80:04+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Tidser
80:08+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Allan Jenkins using left foot from centre penalty area - Save
80:17+00:00
Feet Save made by Callum Reidford
80:51+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Sean Welsh
81:18+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Grant Evans
81:56+00:00
Cross from Michael Doyle - Out Of Play
82:19+00:00
Defending Throw in from Grant Evans
83:13+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Brian Graham using right foot from centre penalty area - Save
83:21+00:00
Feet Save made by Callum Reidford
83:57
DISMISSAL: Christoper Aitken of Stirling Albion sent off for violent conduct
85:00+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Stewart using right foot from own half - Open Play
85:09+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Michael Doyle using right foot from left channel - Over Bar
85:47+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Colin Stewart
85:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kevin McKinlay
86:50+00:00
Offside: Derek Lyle
86:51+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Callum Reidford using right foot from own half - Open Play
88:20+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jonathan Brown
88:46+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Derek Lyle
89:01+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Fouad Bachirou using right foot from right wing - Pass
89:12+00:00
Miss Hit Shot taken by Fouad Bachirou using right foot from right channel - Miss Right
89:23+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
90:00+00:01
Defending Throw in from Grant Evans
FULL TIME
Morton 2 - 0 Stirling Albion
90:00+00:28
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
90:00+01:04
Cross from Kevin McKinlay - Open Play

Morton

vs

Stirling Albion

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
10
Shots
7
7
On Target
2
3
Off Target
5
21
Crosses
14
9
Corners
2
29
Throw Ins
27
3
Saves
7
9
Clearances
11
8
Goal Kicks
10
1
Blocks
2
11
Free Kicks
15
4
Offside
3
2
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
1

Morton

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Colin Stewart
02.Grant Evans
03.Carlo Monti
04.Marc Smyth
05.Stuart McCaffrey
06.Michael Tidser
08.Fouad Bachirou
10.Graeme Holmes (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Derek Lyle (46+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Peter Weatherson 62+0' Tactical
11.David O'Brien

Substitutes

20.Alistair Deans
14.Allan Jenkins
15.Kevin McKinlay
16.Ryan Kane
12.Brian Graham 62+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Callum Reidford
03.Ross Forsyth
11.Jonathan Brown
02.Michael Doyle
04.Paul McHale 76+0' Tactical
05.Scott Robertson
06.John Kane
07.Sean Welsh
08.Ryan Borris
09.Gordon Smith 72+0' Tactical
10.Michael Mullen

Substitutes

17.Murray Jackson
12.Christoper Aitken (84+0: Violent Conduct) 76+0' Tactical
14.Tom Brighton 72+0' Tactical
15.Stephen Stirling
16.Andrew Gibson

Moore injury concerns for Allan

Morton boss Allan Moore could be without five players for the match against his former employers Stirling Albion.

Goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert and striker Sean Fitzharris join Darren Young, Allan Jenkins and Kevin Kelbie on the sidelines through injury.

Moore, whose side sit sixth in the table, is demanding consistency from his men.

"We hope to move up the table a couple of places between now and the end of the season. We have to be more consistent as our performances and results against the sides at the top of the table are better than those in the other half," he said.

"The boys turned up and put on a great show against Falkirk, particularly in the first half, and we need them to turn up and do the same again against Stirling."MSUBBED

Defender Scott Buist will miss out for Stirling's through suspension.

Albion's cause is further hindered by fitness doubts over Brian Allison and Tom Brighton, both of whom are struggling with knocks.

Manager Jocky Scott has told his men that to have any chance of surviving they have to tighten things up at the back.

"We should not be losing the goals we are losing and if we can stop doing that we have a chance," he said.

"The games between Stirling and Morton have been extremely close this season and it would be a real boost to everyone if we can end this really disappointing run and nick the game this time."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Dunfermline 32 24 58
2 Raith Rovers 31 16 56
3 Falkirk 29 16 46
4 Queen of South 30 6 42
5 Up Morton 31 0 40
6 Down Partick Thistle 29 3 37
7 Dundee 31 19 34
8 Ross County 31 -8 31
9 Cowdenbeath 31 -28 30
10 Stirling Albion 31 -48 16

Updated 5/04/2011 at 21:41